I do enjoy these sunday posts.
Thank you. CTT get lots of mail and the favorite subject each week is the hypocrisy of organized religion. Next in mail is "History" and Bronx related historical stories. The recipes drive the most page views. "Can you help me get a loft in the ClockTower?" is the most FAQ.
God is not homophobic, intolerant or sexist. There is so much good in the world being done by people of, and in the name of, varied faiths. Ever choose to focus on that? It seems the 'shock & awe' of your irreverent Sunday posts trumps this truth. If you have a bone with religion, understandable. But don't take it out on God ;-)
True believers present the Bible as the word of God. Not homophobic? Try Leviticus 20:13"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." Not intolerant?How about Deuteronomy 17:12"Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the religious leader who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel."Not sexist? lol Don't make me laugh. Start with the whole BIBLE.
Yes, and a true believer understands OLD vs. NEW testament and living under the LAW, which is represented by the OLD testament, vs. living under the NEW testament, which is Christ. Jesus replied: “'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39)